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SOPHISTICATED SETTING, EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION: NATURE IN THE HEART OF BORDEAUX

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 50 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

FACING THE PUBLIC GARDEN, LIGHT, SPACIOUS(50 Sqm), FULL OF CHARM, HIGH COMFORT

The apartment is on the first floor of a beautiful limestone building, typical of the local classical architectural style, with its large windows opening onto a long balcony which directly overlooks the “Jardin Public”. The apartment enjoys a privileged location within the UNESCO classified sector and because it faces in a Southwardly direction, it is extremely light.

The apartment was renovated in 2011, to introduce a touch of modernity and color while respecting all the traditional fixtures and mouldings. Particular care was given to the quality of its furnishings and of its equipment, while maintaining the classical refinement of its style. We believe it offers a sophisticated, comfortable and cozy atmosphere. A quiet area, equipped with WiFi, a printer and a scanner, provides all the necessary amenities for work or study (should you need to) during your stay. The apartment provides a comfortable living space to two people.

------- WHAT TO DO IN BORDEAUX:

New York Times has just ranked Bordeaux as second 2016 top touristic destination in the world !

Besides the architectural beauties of its Unesco-listed largest urban World Heritage site, and the quality of its restaurants, it particularly highlights the Cité du Vin, which will offer the visitor, from next June, a voyage around the world, through the ages, across the countless cultures and civilizations of wine and a unique experience within a fantastic piece of architecture. A must for wine lovers!

There are also many cultural things to do and see in Bordeaux: Concerts, operas, ballets, theatre. There are several well-stocked museums for lovers of history and the plastic and decorative arts.

Those who are interested in more sensual pleasures can take courses in cooking or wine tasting; or they can simply go and appreciate the local gastronomic specialties in one of the many wine-bars and restaurants of the city. Bordeaux’s oenological tourism is well renowned.

Lastly, Bordeaux is a first choice destination for shopping: you will find here all the most famous fashion brands.

You will find lots of information about places to visit and things do in Bordeaux in the apartment. We will also be happy to help you to gather further information and to prepare in advance the programme of your activities.

------- PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Within two hundred metres from the apartment, you will find all the shops and services necessary to meet your basic needs, along with several restaurants. A bit further away but still within walking distance, you will reach the Chartrons area, with its wide choice of first choice foods shops, antique shops, bars and restaurants.

A bus station stands some twenty metres from the apartment building. The tramway station can be found on the other side of the “Jardin Public”. For 10 € you can purchase a travelcard which will give you a week’s use of all the public transport of the town.

You will also find a public bike rental facility (with on-line booking, and credit card payment) some 50 metres from the apartment. Do not hesitate also to use the services of the “Taxi-bikes”, which will take you for a touristic trip within the city or to the destination of your choice.

You will find all the information you need about these in the apartment.

------- OUR 'PLUS': We will do our very best to make your stay the easiest and most pleasant as possible.

- If you need a TAXI to fetch you from the airport, we can book one for you. He will wait for you at the airport and you can pay him when you arrive at your apartment.

- When you arrive, you will find that we have stocked the apartment with SOME BASIC FOODS.

More Details

Owner
Claude et Bernadette RAYNAUT
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Saint Seurin - Fondaudège, France

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Salle de bains 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Easy access shower, towels dryer, hair-dryer. Towels changed weekly.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Chambre 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Extra large bed: 160x190, can be made into a double under request. Sheets changed weekly..
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
Notes:
The large main room of the apartment opens, through two French-windows, onto a long balcony and enjoys a magnificent view over the Jardin Public. This room contains a comfortable living room and a space devoted to cooking and eating. The furniture is a mix of regional antiques and modern pieces, creating a refined and warm atmosphere. The domestic appliances and cooking equipment are of a high quality. Crockery and household linen have been selected with particular care. You will be able to hang your clothes in a large antique wardrobe. A washing machine and a large cupboard are situated in a special service-room (see the map). The TV receives a range of national and international channels. The sophisticated comfort and the localization make it an IDEAL TOURISTIC PIED-À-TERRE, but the office facilities, the land phone line (limited calls to cells and special numbers), easy access to public transport network make it ALSO PERFECT FOR A BUSINESS STAY.

Reviews

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SOPHISTICATED SETTING, EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION: NATURE IN THE HEART OF BORDEAUX
average rating of 4.928571 based on 56 reviews
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland
5

PERFECT APARTMENT AND IDEAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Loved this apartment. Had everything we needed. Ideally placed for a short stroll to the centre of Bordeaux. A charming apartment and beautifully decorated. Wonderful views of the park from the private balcony. Lovely walk through the park to the centre.

Claude and Bernadette were a delight to deal with. All our questions were answered quickly.

Lots of tourist information and suggestions in the apartment. Would have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful apartment for your stay in Bordeaux.

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Barbara for your positive comment about your stay with us. It was a real pleasure to receive you at “La Cascade». We feel glad each time our guests express, as you did, their satisfaction about the apartment, its charm, comfort and location. You’ll be always welcome should you want to come back and discover more of our city and its surroundings.
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San Diego, CA
5

Fall in Bordeaux

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a Fall excursion to France which included a five-day stay in Bordeaux at La Cascade. This was an ideal apartment for us and we were blessed with wonderful Fall weather. The park across the street was full of the colors of the season. The apartment is large by European standards, fully appointed and comfortable. If you are looking for a Paris--like experience with the bistros, bakeries and such just outside the door, this apartment is not that. This is precisely why we recommend it! It is a stroll through the park to be in the midst of downtown and return for a quiet night at home. If you wish public transport is nearby and if you're tired, an Uber is about 6 Euros. If you go try to stay over a Sunday so you can attend the Marche de Quais, a large public market at the river where you can taste the flavors of region and stock up for a nice evening dinner at home. A great visit with hopes to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, George. We could not, unfortunately, meet you personally this time but be sure that we’ll be at “La Cascade” to welcome you next if you come and stay with us again. We are happy that you pointed out in your commentary what we consider being one of the great privilege our apartment offers: its location in a quiet quarter of the city, close to a fantastic piece of nature but, at the same time, with quick and easy access to more commercial and busy areas of the city. At the same time with, in the immediate surroundings, all the shops and services one may need daily: supermarket, butcher, baker, fish shop … We are glad that you appreciated not only the apartment itself but its special location. Thanks again.
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Australian
5

La cascade is a beautiful Bordeaux apartment whose owner Claude is a very kind & helpful person.

  • 5 of 5

This little jewel in Bordeaux is my favourite apartment ever and I've stayed in dozens over the years in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, the U.K., New Zealand & at home in Australia. I stayed here for a week in November 2017 and enjoyed every minute. Claude who owns it could not have been more helpful and kind. He is a true gentleman. It's equiped with all the necessities eg. washing machine, drying rack, pegs, good shower, decent size fridge with freezer, stove, microwave, all the usual kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, glasses, etc (no dishwasher). The heating is very effective & easy to use. Wifi works well. It's on the first floor with a spiral staircase (25 steps, no lift) & polished wooden railings. The decor is very French, very tasteful, complementing the lovely tall ceilings, ornate cornices, pretty light fittings and parquetry floor. The living room has a large gold framed mirror that sits above a beautifully carved marble fireplace. There are 3 sets of tall French doors opening onto a long balcony, with a table & chairs, which looks out onto a lovely park, Jardin Public, right across the street. They all have wooden shutters. A bus stop outside the front door is very convenient. Just note it is a one way street. Jardin Public is a little sanctuary in the middle of this part of Bordeaux, with lots of different birds swimming in the stream that winds its way through the park. There's a good cafe at the other end of the park. I highly recommend this apartment, 5 stars. Merci beaucoup Claude.

Robyn from Brisbane, Australia

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Robyn, for such a detailed and positive review about your stay with us. We are happy when our guests feel “at home away from home” and we are keen to treat them just as we’d do with old friends. It was a pleasure to meet you and you always will be welcome at “la Cascade”.
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Leicester
4

Garden view, central location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment overlooks the Public Garden in Bordeaux, with a balcony which emphasises the near-rural setting. The gardens are great of relaxing, especially in the evening after a good days sightseeing. The city centre is only a few minues away - its a fairly long, pleasant walk, but with a a bus stop outside the door, and a tram stop 5 minues away, there is no need to walk. The apartment iteslf provides a great base for two people - all you need to rest and prepare relatively simple meals (with many restaurants around for more elegant meals). Claude was a fund of helpful information and advice. All in all, a good place that certainly helped us enjoy the city and surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter. We are glad to know that you have loved what makes “la Cascade” quite special: its location with an exceptional view of the park and the strong feeling of nature it gives at few steps from the busiest center of the city. As you pointed it out too, the apartment has been designed to offer an elegant and comfortable pied-à-terre to two persons who want to discover the city and its surroundings. Any suggestion of improvement we could bring to meet even better your expectations will be welcome.
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5

Nueva experiencia al viajar por Europa y Burdeos

  • 5 of 5

Coincidimos Maria Elena y yo con los muchos comentarios positivos respecto a Claude y al Departamento. Nos dio mucha satisfaccion al llegar al Departamento, comprobar que lo que te ofrecen, te cumplen al 100%. La amabilidad y total disposicion de Claude por hacerte sentir a gusto y proporcionarte informacion sobre Burdeos y sus alrededores es excepcional. Una ventaja adicional es que te puedes comunicar con el en español. Nos gusto mucho la ubicacion del departamento, ya que tienes enfrente dos rutas de camiones urbanos y un parque. Ademas de restaurantes, panaderias y bares.

La experiencia de hospedarte en este departamento en lugar de un cuarto de hotel, es muy buena, siempre y cuando viajes sin la presion del tiempo, esto es, disfrutar la ciudad y sus alrededores por 4 o mas dias.

Maria Elena y Jose de Zacatecas, Mexico

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias José e María Elena por su comentario muy positivo sobre nuestro departamento “La Cascade”, sus equipamientos e su ubicación. Soy feliz que mi “portuñol” – mistura del portugués brasileiro e del castellano - haya permitido una buena comunicación entre nosotros. Fuimos muy felices de recibir nuestros primeros hospedes mexicanos.
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4

Enjoyable Stay in Bordeaux

  • 4 of 5

Property was easy to find. The location was very pleasant adjacent to the park and with easy access to public transport and by walking to the city centre.

Flat was comfortable with everything that you need for a stay.

Claude was very helpful and provided lots of useful information.

The lack of nearby suitable eating places (until probably Chartron) was a bit of a drawback but overall this did not impair the enjoyment of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christopher, for your positive commentary. We are sorry that a good Breton restaurant located at a few steps and a nice bar found in the middle of the park did not succeed to meet your expectation with regard to the presence of eating places in the immediate vicinity of the apartment. The quarter around the Jardin Public, although close to all amenities, shops, restaurants, is not one of the hot spots of the social and nocturnal life in Bordeaux. Most of our hosts think that it just contributes to the preservation of its genuine charm.
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Bordeaux-Mérignac
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Bordeaux Saint Jean
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Arcachon
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in the Longchamps quarter of Bordeaux, which, despite being within easy walking distance to the town’s busiest and most lively shopping district, is an oasis of peace. Close by you will find the green and peaceful “Jardin Public” (or Public Park). Several nearby streets, which have retained their old cobblestones, contain residential townhouses. Can be also met some typical mansions of late 18th century architecture (such as the “Petit Hôtel Labottière”). A few hundred metres further along, you will find the last remaining vestiges of the roman Burdigala - the majestic ruins of the old local coliseum – the so-called “Palais Gallien”.

------- THE 'JARDIN PUBLIC' (formerly known as the Royal Gardens), originally laid out during the 18th Century but totally redesigned in the middle of the 19th Century to resemble an English Garden, begins just in front of the apartment and extends for eight hectares right into the centre of Bordeaux. Rare trees thoughtfully planted to evoke peace and harmony, luscious flower beds, swans swimming along the canal, a waterfall (just under the windows of the apartment), an old fashioned botanic garden, all these elements, mix together with classic-styled edifices remaining from the ancient Royal Gardens, make the park an ideal place to go for a walk, to run or to simply to sit on a bench to read or to dream.

------- THE GARONNE EMBANKMENT: A walk of a quarter of an hour will lead you to the Garonne River. On your way, you will cross the Jardin Public and pass along streets bordered with some of the most beautiful classic-styled buildings of the town: for example, the famous “Pavé des Chartrons”, an avenue where English and German wine merchants used to live during the 18th Century; and at the end of which you will find the beautiful “Hôtel Fenwick” where, in 1795, the first US consulate in the world was housed. The walk along the embankment of the Garonne will take you all through the city for 4 kilometres. On the side the river flows, you can sometimes admire majestic cruising ships on their arrival into the very heart of the city. On the other side, stand magnificent 17th and 18th century mansions, built in front of the harbour during the town’s Golden Age .

------ TOURISTIC DESTINATIONS: With its preserved historical sector of 1800 hectares – the largest inhabited urban area on the UNESCO World Heritage list – Bordeaux offers inexhaustible possibilities for discoveries and visits. And, in addition to the town itself, the environs of Bordeaux also offer many opportunities for enjoyable visits. Within a 50 kilometres radius, you will find the medieval city of Saint-Emilion, the wild Atlantic Ocean beaches, the elegant seaside resort of Arcachon, the Blaye fortress and many other castles and historical sites. You can reach them all by train or by bus and return within a one day.

------- THE ESTUARY: A river cruise on the Garonne or the Gironde estuary (in some places more than 10 kilometers wide) represents a unique experience due to the beauty of the landscapes and the quality of the light. You can also visit the lighthouse of Cordouan, an extraordinary baroque construction built in the river mouth in the 17th Century,

----- THE VINEYARDS: Of course, the name of Bordeaux is closely associated with the worldwide reputation of its wine. Oenological tourism is highly developed in the city and the region. The Tourism Office of the City of Bordeaux offers a large range of programmes to visit the most famous wine chateaux of the area. If you feel interested in more detailed touristic information, have a look to the websites of the Tourism office of Gironde (www.tourisme-gironde.fr) and of the City of Bordeaux (www.bordeaux-tourisme.com).

---- If you want to make your stay become an even more special experience, may we suggest you to call on “Bordeaux Walking Tours” which organizes private and small-group tours of the city with English-speaking guides? You will be able to choose among different themes, according to your personal interests. “Landmarks of Bordeaux Tour” will take you to the main historical spots of the city, from the Roman Empire right up to the modern times. With “Farmer’s Market Tour” you’ll discover the city’s best farmer’s market – Les Capucins -, while the “Gourmet Tour” will take you to three of the most treasured gourmet locations in Bordeaux (cheeses, desserts, wines). If you are wine lovers, “Wine in the City Tour” will give you to learn more about Bordeaux wine and its history and, last but not the least, to taste a selection of delicious Bordeaux wines.

To know more about “Bordeaux Walking Tours”, have look to their webside: http://www.bordeauxwalkingtours.com/

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Saint Seurin - Fondaudège, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Haute
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$998
AU$2,919
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
AU$154
AU$922
AU$2,765
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price includes every cost: cleaning, linen, taxes. No additional payment will be requested.

ACCORDING TO GUEST’S OPTION, THE PAYMENT OF THE BOOKING DEPOSIT CAN BE OPERATED DIRECTLY TO THE OWNER BY WAY OF A BANK TRANSFER. A RECEIPT WILL BE SENT TO THE GUEST AND A RENTAL CONTRACT WILL GIVE BOTH PARTIES GUARANTIES ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF THE TRANSACTION.

Booking deposit: 25%.

Cancellation conditions:
 Preceding 45 days before arrival: reservation deposit paid back (minus bank transfer costs and according to change rate fluctuations).
 Between 45 and 21 days before arrival: 50% of deposit paid back (minus bank transfer costs and according to change rate fluctuations).
 After 21 days before arrival: no repayment.

Balance payment in case of direct payment to the owner will be operated in cash at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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